EuroMillions Lottery: The Winners and Losers

Unclaimed Prizes Finally Falling in the UK

Since the lottery launched back in 1994, unclaimed prizes have been a bit of an issue. Then a new century came and online purchasing became the norm for people and it was thought that unclaimed prizes would be a thing of the past, but they still continued to the tune of many million each year. […]

Raiders Stole Scratchcards Before Colliding with Police Car

A court in the UK has heard that thieves targeted National Lottery scratchcards when they used a concrete slab to smash their way into a local shop in Epworth near Scunthorpe in October last year. Nigel McKenna of Scunthorpe and Duncan Robinson of Haxey admitted the crime in court this week, after events on October […]

$535m Powerball Winner Fights to Retain Anonymity

A New Hampshire Powerball winner who scooped a massive jackpot worth $535,000,000 is refusing to claim her prize and is embroiled in battle with lottery officials over the release of her name once she claims her prize. The lottery winner was both excited and terrified to realise she’d won the staggeringly large Powerball jackpot, a […]

University Student Graduates to Millionaredom

Alex Best just graduated from the University of Bolton last September, hoping to have a career as a music producer. But now he’s graduated from the EuroMillions Hall of Fame too, collecting a £1,000,000 Millionaire Maker prize! The 21-year old loves music, but three years at university have taken their toll financially, and this can […]

Lotto Winner Loses Cancer Battle Just Three Weeks After Win

When carpenter Donald Savastano of New York won $1,000,000 on a scratchcard earlier this year he thought it was the answer to all his dreams. Self employed and with little saved for the future, he had no retirement plan when he bought a $10 lottery ticket on a whim, but he got lucky and scooped […]

EuroMillions Jackpot tops £100,000,000!

The EuroMillions can often be relied on to create some big bumper jackpots and the last one we saw was back in December when the top prize reached £119,000,000! We’ve seen one smaller jackpot winner since then, but nothing since the New Year. With no jackpot winner in 2018, and the calendar switching to February, […]

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jeffery Dampier won $20 million in the Illinois Lottery in 1996. Jeffery had grown up poor and was very generous with his winnings, but in scenes later echoed by the infamous case of Abraham Shakespeare he until he was kidnapped and murdered by his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson in 2005. After Jeffery won the lottery in 1996 he moved […]

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Londoners Sitting on Millions of Unclaimed Lottery Prizes

In recent months, unclaimed lottery prizes have fallen for the first time in many years, and this of course is great news for winners! No one wants to lose a winning lottery ticket and with many players now switching to online play, unclaimed prizes are finally becoming a thing of the past. However, right now […]

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Plumber Nets Big Lotto Win, Goes Straight Back to Work

Hardworking plumber John Doherty might have thought about hanging up his spanners and taking life a bit more easily when he won the lottery back in July, no one would have blamed him. But quitting work is not for him as he was seen out this week renewing his training to continue as a gasman. […]

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UK Heritage Sites to Receive Huge Lotto Payout

We always hear stories about people who have bought a lottery ticket and won a big prize, but it’s not the only way to get a big lottery payout, as British heritage sites have learned this week. The National Lottery heritage fund has announced that they are to pay out £48,000,000 to various projects in […]

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Lottery winner turns his love of Whiskey into a global business

When you think of some of the crazy things lottery winners have splashed out on with their booty, certain spoils spring immediately to mind from stories here at Euro-Millions.org There was Paul and Thea Bristow, who spent some of their £15 million Lotto haul on buying up a 7-acre wood to save it from greedy […]

Mirlande Wilson

Memory loss of bare faced lie? What happened to Mirlande’s winning ticket…

Mirlande Wilson is one of the more fascinating lottery winners we have featured here at Euro-Millions.org, after her claims of winning the big prize were brought into question when her ticket failed to show up. Wilson, 37, claimed that she was one of the lucky few US citizens to have become an instant multi-millionaire and bag […]

Mearle and Patricia Butler

Three amigos pocket an eyewatering $218m MegaMillions lottery win

We see some big old jackpots reported here at Euro Millions but Merle and Patricia Butler went down in lottery winning folklore when they won an astounding $218.6 million on the Mega Millions lottery in March, 2012. The sixty something couple from Red Bull, Illinois, shared the stunning jackpot prize of $656 million with an […]

Mary Wollens

Sweet dreams are made of…$16 Million lottery wins!

For most people, dreams consist of falling from tall buildings and waking up just before you hit the ground, scoring the winning goal in the World Cup Final, or going to a music festival run exclusively by the RAC where Elton John is wondering around accompanied by an entourage of girls pulling cars out of […]

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World’s luckiest man escapes death multiple times and then wins lotto

Sometimes there are stories that are so unbelievable, top Hollywood producers on the lookout for the next blockbuster inspiration take one look at those extraordinary true-life tales and say: “Actually, we think we’ll pass. It’s just too damned ridiculous.” One of those tales to make it onto Euro-Millions.org surely destined for the movie exec’s rubbish […]

Sharing a $390 million win on the MegaMillions lottery

Eddie Nabors and married couple Elaine and Harold Messner have gone down as some of the most envied people on the planet after they struck lucky by sharing a staggering $390 million Mega Millions jackpot back in March, 2007. Nabors, from Georgia, was just a simple 52 year old man working as a truck driver […]

Adriana Almeida

Gold digger widow accused of murdering Brazilian lotto winner

One of the most fascinating lottery winner stories reported here on Euro-Millions.org is that of Renne Senna who was murdered by two hooded men in a bar in the Brazilian capital city of Rio back in January 2007. Renne’s turbulent story began in July 2005 when he was announced as the solitary winner of the Brazilian national […]